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Creative Writing Hacks to Impress GCSE Examiners

Sunday, January 23rd, 2022

A whopping 25% of GCSE English Language marks are assigned to creative writing – such as a story or description in 45 minutes. Always a tall order as it needs to have all the right ingredients to WOW the examiner. For starters, the question usually reads like this: You have been invited to take part […]

Is writing a write-off for your son?

Monday, March 5th, 2018

Is writing a write-off for your boy? Research shows that there is still a gender gap between boys and girls. In fact, girls are twice more likely than boys to get writing outside of lessons. Plus, girls enjoy writing far more than boys in school. Is your son the same? It’s a worry as writing is an essential […]

How to crack creative writing

Monday, September 14th, 2015

Does your child struggle with creative writing? Whether starting secondary school, sitting an 11+ exam, or embarking on GCSEs, many children battle with it. Here are some super strategies from our specialist English and literacy tutors on how to crack creative writing: Read read read One of the problems is that children lack language knowledge. A simple way to widen […]